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Tequila Talk: Adaptive Redevelopment with Linda Morales and Lorenzo Perez

May 31, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
127 S. Fifth Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
ULI Arizona


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As the saying goes, “Everything Old is New Again.”  It’s inevitable that structures will age and outgrow their original functions.  With changes in technology and lifestyle, construction and design are constantly being updated to meet modern demand.  Those sensitive to history may prefer to restore older structures to their former glory; however, costs can make this plan prohibitive.  An alternative concept is adaptive redevelopment — retrofitting old buildings for new uses, allowing structures to retain their historic integrity while providing for occupants’ modern needs.

Join us for this installment of Tequila Talk with Linda Morales, CEO, The Planning Center and Lorenzo Perez, Co-Founder, Venue Projects as they discuss the case for adaptive redevelopment. Linda brings years of expertise in zoning, community planning, and consensus building while Lorenzo shares his experience of transforming old into new with projects such as The Orchard, The Newton, The Alhambra Mesa, and more….

Topics for discussion will include the financial case for adaptive redevelopment, ideal project candidates, structural considerations, citizen participation and how projects such as these can be catalysts for local development.

Registration Fee:  $25 Member/$35 Nonmember

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